Black Magic Woman, 2023 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales high seller at $180,000

2023 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales Over the Top

The two-day 2023 Western Bloodstock NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales concluded on Saturday, October 21st with record sales. Twelve horses sold for $100,000 or more with 16 horses bringing $95,000 or more.

Saturday’s Select Yearling Sale Session II posted an average of $34,897, while Friday’s Performance Horse and 2-Year Old Session claimed an all-time high average of $51,153. The over-all average for all sessions was $32,855.

Black Magic Woman, consigned by Southern Ranches (Solo Select Horses, Agent), was the sale’s over-all high-seller. Purchased for $180,000 by Chance David, Joaquin, Tex., the 2022 black Shining Spark daughter is out of Carrera Cat, by Metallic Cat, the dam of Holly Cat Carrera LTE $56,835, a multiple champion in RCHA Open competition, and a full sister to The Countess LTE $79,000, a NCHA Super Stakes Open finalist.

Southern Ranches was also the consigner of Shiny Train, a red roan Metallic Cat yearling filly who brought $97,000 from Gina Roidopoulos, Dallas, Tex.

The House Is Rockn, a 2022 red roan colt by Stevie Rey Von commanded $140,000, the sale’s second-highest price. Consigned by Teton Ridge, The House Is Rockn sold to Eduardo Elizondo, Laredo, Tex., who also purchased the sale’s high-selling broodmare, Call Her Hilda 17, for $110,000 on Friday.

The House Is Rockn is out of Soula Jule Forever LTE $34,751, a multiple Open NRCHA and RCHA champion and the dam of 14 money earners, including NRCHA Futurity Open Reserve champions Jule Smart Rey and Bet Hes Black.

High Cats Shine at $125,000 was Saturday’s third-highest seller. Consigned by Wagonhound Land & Livestock LLC and purchased by William McElligott, Lafayette, La, the sorrel yearling filly by WR This Cats Smart is a full sister, out of Shining Madonna, to 4-year-old Cabanna Boy LTE $126,370, NRCHA Western Open Derby and NSHA RCH Open Futurity champion.

On Friday, Wagonhound Land & Livestock LLC was also consignor of the WR This Cats Smart yearling son Melodys Smart Rey, purchased by Lita West for $105,000, that day’s second-highest price.

Saturday’s Chappell-White Partnership Absolute Dispersal Sale Session realized $100,000 for Sporty Metallic 18. The bay roan Metallic Cat daughter sold, with an embryo by Shiners Voodoo Dr, to Michael Cannon, Las Vegas, Nev.